“Being elite is performing every second of every day.”
Okay so I am sure all of you have either heard that cardio (running, jump rope, stair master) or weight training (taking heavy things and moving them) is the way to go. S0 the question becomes “which is best/better for you?” Well the answer is simple; neither is better or worse and both cardio and weight training have their positives.
Cardio (tends to) burn of more calories while doing the activity. So you can run for 45 minutes and burn 600 calories (depending on intensity, terrain, your personal body, etc.) but shortly after running you stop burning fat and calories at that high level. Your body eventually will level out.
Weight training you burn more calories throughout the day. When you lift weights you actually build muscles which makes your body heavier and thus your body must expend more energy (calories) moving around.
So which was is best truly depends on you! I find weighting to be more fun simply because I am not a fan of running. So I will weight train about 5-7 days a week but only do cardio ( run, jump rope,) 3 days a week. The reason I do such little cardio is that I am a college student who lives on campus without a car; so everyday I’m walking a significant amount.
- Do You Really Need “Cardio” Workouts? (networkingforwealth.wordpress.com)
- Cardio or Weights: Which Comes First? (einmotion.wordpress.com)
- Dumbbells Against Diabetes (mensjournal.com)
- Weight Training Without Weights For Men (strengthandfitnesssite.wordpress.com)